Saturday, February 28, 2009

Installed


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Loaded For Delivery






Video of reflections

video

Shiny finish



I spent the last 4 days polishing the money pods to a reflective finish. The convex shape creates interesting distorted reflections.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sculpture Complete

The sculpture is complete. All the welds are ground and polished. I will be building open crates to protect it during transportation to the site.
I will post some images tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

growing


tacked in place temporarily while composing.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

All the money is minted



have all the pods ready for grinding and attaching to the stems of the sculpture

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Money seed pod


Holding the seed pod and stem in place.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Branches in place


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009


Saturday, January 24, 2009



Thursday, January 22, 2009

mounting plates




Added mounting plates under the curved tube bases to bolt down to the floor.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bending the stems


bases are finished and the plant stems are now being rolled and bent into sleek curves.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bending the tubes for the base





Stainless steel arc sections will be welded to make the two bases that the tall stems grow out of.

seed pod edge detail

Seed pod edge detail.
Left is smooth edge, right shows a beaded edge.

The real dried money plant has a dark edge around the circumference of the seed pod.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

shiny hammer finish



As the stainless is hammered and formed, the marks are polished to a shiny finish. The curved face creates a wide angle reflection.

Money discs








Stainless steel discs are cut out and hammered to form a dish. Two halves are welded together to create the lozenge shape for the money plant sculpture